Modern Farmhouse Shed Reveal


Today I am going to share this plain, average shed and how I turned it into the perfect modern farmhouse shed! This project was quick, relatively easy and oh so satisfying. The power of paint, accessories and a little landscaping always blows my mind, and this little shed is the perfect example of that. I really wanted to bring some curb appeal to our backyard and I think it's important to know that just because something like a shed is mainly used for storage, doesn't mean it can't look great while it's doing its job!




I partnered with my friends over at Kent Building Supplies and picked up their Sico Exterior Paint. I was so impressed with the quality of this paint, it glides on smooth and has amazing coverage. I feel like the most tedious part of this project was all the cutting in but after that it was smooth sailing rolling this paint on and it covered like a dream- two coats was all I needed. I decided to go for Sico's Pure White for the body of the shed and then I had Black Magic colour matched into the same paint. 




I wanted the doors on the shed to really pop and I'm so glad I went for a bold black! I feel like with the black hardware that was already on the doors it just pulled it all together. Our shed is resting on a bed of gravel that is tamped down and I knew that I wanted had to cover as much of that gravel up as I could! I headed into Kent's garden centre and found everything I needed to create these simple, raised garden beds and then I purchased some extra mulch to go down the sides to cover the remaining gravel. I tell ya, it looks so darn good! I can't believe how easy it was to make the shed bled more seamlessly in with our property.




Next up I added an exterior light over the doors, this was really the icing on the cake because I always say lighting is the jewelry of a design. I found this modern farmhouse matte black one but there was only one problem- I don't have running electricity to the shed in the backyard. Enter Exhibit A- the puc push light. I picked up an exterior, motion activated puc light that is battery operated, with the help of some double sided gorilla tape the push light sticks comfortably up inside the exterior light shade and turns it into a fully functional light without being hardwired in! Mind blown, right?! You can also use this method for any light fixture in your home where you don't have the option of hardwiring it in. 




With the addition of some matte black hanging basket brackets, pretty white florals and lavender trees, this plain old shed is now the modern farmhouse shed of my dreams! Although a shed is most commonly used for housing extra storage you could definitely use this as a place to come out and do your home diy projects, turn it into a kids playhouse, or simply style the inside with some furniture and make it your very own she-shed!




Kind thoughts, 
Lauren Elizabeth
This post is in partnership with Kent Building Supplies. Thank you for supporting this blog and the brands I choose to align with.

 

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